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Follow up question to help WOO HOO! Happy to donate!

Dr. Frascino,I desperately want to accept my woo-hoo but I'm unable to understand it. I asked you and a few other doctors about my case where a person I was with had tested negative for HIV one year after our encounter. Two months before our...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...without getting infected (small enough for the body to fight it off). And until the body does fight it off, couldn't they pass it along to others?" Nope! HIV doesn't work that way! If someone is exposed to HIV and doesn't get infected, he cannot... Read more »

Aids: the end in sight?

Dear Dr. Bob,What do you think of the recent statement from Dr. Brian Willams of the South African Center for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis who asserts that HIV could be wiped out in approximately 40 years with widespread testing and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...feel the least bit sick to get HIV tested every year? How do we get the folks to test HIV positive to commit to and adhere to long-term potent combination antiretroviral therapy that may cause side effects and toxicities! Who will pay the upfront... Read more »

How long could I have had HIV? (LIFE EXPECTANCY, 2009)

Hi Dr. Frascino,I am in my mid 20s, and I was recently diagnosed with HIV (it's been about a month now). I was tested about 6 months ago and the test result was negative. I was tested 6 months prior to that, and was negative then as well. I guess...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...give you a definitive answer to your question. The reason is that the newer, more effective HIV medications haven't been around long enough for us to know! HIV is never really "dormant." Certainly you can have a protracted period in which an... Read more »

just tested positive (CHOOSING AN HIV SPECIALIST 2010)

iknow i got infected on jan 5th 2009,three weeks after that a had a throat infection.3-4 months after that i develop a lympnode in my neck,both side,arm pit,groin area.8- 9 months after that had a slight night sweat which goes on and off. till date...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...feelings came and went and I got the nerve to test. It was positive... I don't know what to do now and I don't even know if I have long left cause of how bad I had the ARS and weight loss...I want to live... I want to live a long happy life... I... Read more »
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...a Pap smear every six months Pregnancy and HIV With the advances in HIV care and treatment, many HIV+ women are livinglonger, healthier lives. As they think about the future, some of these womenare deciding to have the babies they always... Read more »
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Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...harder to diagnose. Depression can also be confused with sadness. But compared to sadness, depression is more intense, lasts longer, and interferes more with your day-to-day ability to function. Depression is not a normal part of being HIV... Read more »
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I've just tested positive. Can't see the point in

Posted by Anonymous, 11 Replies
...I've just tested positive for HIV yesterday. I've been with a very loving guy for almost 3 1/2 years and we broke up 4 months ago. I knew it was a bad idea to Read more »

Why am I not as happy?

Posted by daisy07, 10 Replies
...It is funny I go through the post and read about all of these people who are feeling great, happy to be alive, and moving on with thier life. Me on the other hand....I am still self medicating with alcohol, crying nightly, Read more »

Recently tested positive....

Posted by RBW60, 13 Replies
...that someone diagnosed now at 35, can expect to live full life expectency... that really helps. I've avoided intimacy for so long and this is probably one reason I ended up with HIV. I hope that an outcome of this is to meet someone to share... Read more »

Happy Father's Day!!

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 4 Replies
...To all that it applies to Happy Fathers Day!! Its one thing to have HIV, but its a whole new ball game when you are also a father. May God Bless each of you Read more »